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Wave Runners challenge: Workout game

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

This was challenging! I see a lot of TV-themed games online, but I've cut down on my TV watching quite a bit lately. I do go to work every day, though, so that's the theme of my workout game.

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WORKIN' IT

Every incoming email = March in place 1 minute

Every outgoing email = Drink water

Complete a task = 20 squats

Every phone call = 25 wall pushups

Every hour = Take a lap around the floor

Bathroom break = 30 jumping jacks

Lunch break = 20 lunges

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I tend to let myself get glued to my desk throughout the day, so this will be a nice way to get moving. I usually do squats and incline pushups during a bathroom break, but that doesn't help me the other 9 hours I'm here!

I'm keeping the jumping jacks with the bathroom breaks because, well, it's less embarrassing to do jumping jacks in an empty bathroom than in a cubicle. I did some jumping jacks in the bathroom last week and my pants fell down. No one needs to see that!

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Mini challenge: Post an inspirational quote or image.



When I run, I often repeat this quote to myself. It's totally true! One second, I'm thinking that my legs are going to fall off and I can't possibly run another step. And the next, I repeat this quote and there I am, still running. Running is a mental challenge, losing weight is a mental challenge, all of it is - at least for me. My body is capable of incredible things, and so is my mind, if I just keep going.
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  • BEFIT_WITHGUSTO
    That is a great challenge!! So funny your pants fell down when you were doing jumping jacks...yeah, that would have been just a little embarrassing if it had been in your cube!
    1638 days ago
  • RUNNERRACHEL
    Awesome challenge!! Will try something similar. Your quote about running is so true. emoticon
    1638 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/27/2013 12:12:17 AM
  • SPARTAN40
    Awesome game! Great blog. Go Wave Runners!
    1638 days ago
  • STEVIEBEE569
    This is an awesome idea! Much success to you on this challenge.
    1639 days ago
  • FLUFFYWONKENOBE
    Great idea!! And thanks for sharing the jumping jacks anecdote!! Made me giggle!!
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    1639 days ago
  • JILLYBEAN25
    emoticon Neat challenge! And I love the quote. You are so right. The huge majority of this journey is mental. The power of the brain is off the chain!
    1639 days ago
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